Jackson’s doctor asked for life-saving medical gear

By Andy Rice 17 June 2010

Michael Jackson's controversial doctor, Conrad Murray, reportedly requested a "portable cardio pulmonary resuscitation unit ('CPR Machine'), saline, catheters, needles, a gurney and other mutually approved medical equipment" from concert promoter AEG Live, but these were not yet in place by the time of Jackson's death. Murray is pleading not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter relating to his charge's death. Read more: AP



Fudging, obfuscation and misdirection hobble the route to the nitty-gritty of expropriation

By Marianne Merten

Bladerunner (1980s version) is a visual feast due in large part to the Hollywood Actors Strike. This allowed the designers an extra three months to refine the sets and props.